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Mysterium Pictorum 09 - A TURIN HORSE

A Turin Horse - Low Key Cosmic Horror


Listen to our full discussion of this slow moving behemoth on our new podcast series Mysterium Pictorum! Available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and everywhere else, too!


Things don’t need to be this bad!

If you have enough time to stare out of your window all day, you have enough time to prepare your daily potato properly, so it’s not just depressing, tasteless mush when you eat it.

If Nietzsche’s „God is dead“ or this film’s „God isn’t what we’d hope for“ leads you to such depression - Stop being so passive! Go, make what you hoped god to be! God, this movie frustrated me and made me angry and I guess it was all on purpose. It’s fantastic and terrible.


Even more than in other films by Bela Tarr and Agnes Hranitzky, I couldn’t help but think of cosmic horror when watching „A Turin Horse“. A visitor talks about evil gods destroying the world, the daughter is given an unholy book (described by Tarr as an „anti-bible“ - Everything inside of me screams „Necronomicon!") by magical gypsies who cause the well to dry up when they are treated badly.


Tarr retired from filmmaking too early. It’s time for him and Hranitzky to come back and make that one proper horror film that they owe me!

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